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View Diary: Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April (6 comments)

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    "The US exported a record 184.17 million barrels of petroleum coke in 2012, a record up over 20 million barrels compared to 2010," Platts explained.
    How much of that came from tarsands crude? Since we get about 1 million bbls a day and at most 10% is converted to petcoke, it would seem like about 20% at most (e.g., about 36.5 of the total 184.17 million barrels).  So 80% of the problem seems to originate elsewhere.

    How does the 184.17 million barrels compare to export levels of regular coal (which is usually measured in tons, not barrels)?

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